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The ice maker comes on ( you can hear it) but no water goes into the icemaker. But there's a water spout on the outside of the frig that shares the same water line, and water does come out for drinking

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Thanks for using FixYa. It seems that the water inlet valve has gone bad and needs to be replaced. To start with you can check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.

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